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Whether you’re new to eSports or involved with it for years, many competitions are vying for your attention. There’s a lot at stake in money and fame just like what you get with NBA odds, so knowing which companies are top dogs in eSports can help you decide who to root for.

They are kings in the field, leading the way and pioneers who have made it big. Below are some of the top eSports Companies:

Cloud9 (C9)

Cloud 9 was founded in 2013 by Jack Etienne when he was still a teenager. As an avid gamer, he started selling computer hardware and software through his website, which soon became one of the largest eSports platforms.

He founded Cloud 9, an organization dedicated to supporting professional teams and casual gamers alike through coaching and training programs and other services such as travel arrangements and equipment rentals.

Today, Cloud 9 has become one of the biggest names in eSports, with over 20 million followers across social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter — not to mention their website.

Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard is the largest video game publisher globally, and it also owns several major esports teams, including Team Liquid and Cloud9. The company entered the esports space in 2015 by acquiring Major League Gaming (MLG).

At that time, MLG had been hosting events for almost a decade, but it was still considered an upstart compared to its competitors like ESL or MLG Pro. MLG eventually changed its name to Activision Blizzard Media Networks (ABMN), which operates under its umbrella. 

ABMN now oversees all esports activities for ATVI, including the Overwatch League and Call of Duty World League (CWL).

Twitch

Twitch was founded in 2011 as a live streaming platform for video games. Amazon acquired the company in 2014 for $970 million and now employs over 1,000 people. 

In 2017 alone, Twitch had more than 2 million active streamers broadcasting more than 15 billion minutes of content. BetUs players also credit Twitch for its simplicity.

Electronic Arts (EA)

Electronic Arts was founded in 1982 as California Pacific Computer Company before being renamed Electronic Arts Incorporated (EAI) in 1985. 

EA is known for developing popular sports games like FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL, among others, as well as first-person shooters like Battlefield V: Battle Royale Edition.

Riot Games

Riot Games is a game publisher and developer. The firm was started in 2006 by passionate gamers who think that the player experience defines a great game. Riot’s League of Legends was released to widespread acclaim.

Over 100 million individuals play the game monthly, making it the most widely known PC game globally. Players are the cornerstone of our community, and it is for them that the League of Legends gameplay continues to expand and improve.

Valve Corporation

This is a video game publisher, development, and electronic distribution organization. Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Team Fortress are among the company’s best-selling game series. Valve also creates video games (Source Filmmaker) and hardware gadgets (such as Steam Machines).

Valve is best known for developing Half-Life 2 (2004), a science fiction first-person shooter with a highly lauded plot and gameplay. Between 1998 and 2004, Half-Life garnered over 50 Games of the Year honors from major gaming publications.

Tencent Holdings

Tencent Holdings is a Chinese investment holding conglomerate among the world’s largest technology companies by revenue. 

It offers a variety of internet and mobile products and services, including social networks, online advertising, entertainment, and payment services. 

Tencent’s online retail services are integrated with its gaming ecosystem.

Epic Games

This is an American game and Software Company based in Cary, North Carolina, founded in 1991, Ltd. Epic Games was established as a video game developer in 1995. 

The company has 300+ employees in North Carolina, Europe, and Asia, including its headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.

Nintendo

Nintendo is the largest game firm by revenue. It develops, markets, and distributes video games for its popular Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii video game systems, and the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. 

Nintendo has created legendary characters such as Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, and Pikachu.

Nintendo also owns a majority stake in The Pokémon Company, which manages the Pokémon brand outside Asia. The company has also been involved with theme parks and other entertainment ventures.

Verdict

Here we’ve listed some of the largest and most prominent eSports companies to provide an accessible database for anyone interested in entering the field. Hopefully, these sites and the BetUs guide can help you on your journey.

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Gods Reign Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with LG Electronics

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Gods Reign, a premier esports organization headquartered in Bangalore and renowned for its top-tier teams and influential content creators, has announced a monumental partnership with LG Electronics. As part of this collaboration, LG UltraGear™, the industry leader in gaming monitors, will serve as the exclusive display partner for Gods Reign’s Counter-Strike 2 lineup, ushering in a new era of immersive gaming experiences.

Commenting on the exciting partnership, Rohith KR, CEO, Gods Reign, said, “We are thrilled to partner with LG UltraGear™ as our display partners for the next year. Gods Reign believes in elevating esports talent across a variety of different games, and with the rise of Counter Strike 2, we entered the game with confidence, and have managed to find a brand that is aligned with our vision to grow esports in India through investment across a variety of games. Furthermore, we have built a popular content creator lineup, which we will be leveraging to bring more eyeballs towards LG UltraGear’s state-of-the-art gaming monitors. This partnership is a testament to our commitment to growing the esports landscape and the fanbase that Gods Reign has built through our performances in esports tournaments.”

LG UltraGear™ will be the exclusive display partner for Gods Reign’s Counter-Strike 2 esports lineup, which stands as one of the nation’s most formidable teams. The team has bagged prestigious titles like the $240,000 Skyesports Masters 2023, the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: SEA Open Qualifier, and the recently concluded Dust2.in Masters #7 alongside victories against international opponents in the Skyesports Souvenir.

Notably, LG UltraGear™ will also forge connections with Gods Reign’s esteemed content creators, including Red Parasite, Thor Gaming, HarshdeepSinghYT, AJ Jelly Gaming, Miss Senorita, and Siddha Gaming. With a combined social media reach exceeding 6 million, these influencers represent a direct link between LG UltraGear™ and the vibrant gaming community, facilitating meaningful engagement and brand resonance.

LG UltraGear™ will receive strategic placement in the jersey of Gods Reign’s Counter-Strike 2 lineup. Additionally, the organization will be closely collaborating with the brand for digital and on-ground events, show matches with influences, and social media promotions.

Gods Reign’s Counter-Strike 2 squad is primed for further success in the upcoming 2024 Skyesports Counter-Strike 2 Roadmap, boasting a staggering $1 million prize pool across six global events.

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SOFTSWISS Sportsbook Wins Innovative E-sports Product at SPiCE South Asia 2024

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SOFTSWISS, a global tech expert with over 15 years of experience in iGaming, announces the triumph of its Sportsbook at the SPiCE South Asia Eventus Awards 2024. The solution clinched the Innovative E-sports Product of the Year title. 

The SPiCE South Asia Eventus Awards brought together industry leaders to celebrate excellence and innovation within the gaming landscape in India and Sri Lanka. This year, the event focused on regulatory updates, regional gaming trends, and best practices. The Innovative E-sports Product of the Year award honours the most innovative product that has significantly impacted the esports community.

This accolade solidifies the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook position as a reliable sports betting software platform with a gamification focus, which can be seamlessly integrated with any existing casino platform on the market. It celebrates the product’s unique and innovative features that enhance the overall esports experience for players, fans, and industry professionals.

Last year, the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook team observed a significant rise in esports. This category became one of the top four most favoured sports by Bet Count, with Counter-Strike leading the pack.

The  award is a prominent edition to the product success story, including its recent achievements:

  • Obtaining the GLI-33 certificate and MGA licence
  • Partnership with the Sportradar Integrity Exchange for real-time monitoring and detection of suspicious betting behaviour
  • Integration with the Game Aggregator and the Jackpot Aggregator via a single API for more gamification and jackpot opportunities
  • Improvement of iFrame Authentication and Deposit Forms for third-party clients.

Alexander Kamenetskyi, Head of SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, expresses his delight: “We are incredibly proud to achieve the ‘Innovative Esports Product of the Year’ title. This recognition reflects the tireless efforts and dedication of the entire team, who strive to understand player needs, develop our product, and deploy creative approaches in our solutions to keep pace with the dynamic world of iGaming and esports in particular. I want to extend our gratitude to our reliable partner, Oddin.gg, for their invaluable collaboration, which played a significant role in this achievement. This award is a powerful motivator for us to continue pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional experiences for players worldwide.”

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is an international tech company supplying software solutions for managing iGaming projects. The expert team, which counts over 2,000 employees, is based in Malta, Poland, and Georgia. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides one-stop-shop iGaming software solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, including the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a Bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.

 

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Team Liquid, Ninjas In Pyjamas, ENCE, and BIG join $350,000 Skyesports Masters 2024 in India

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Skyesports, the premier esports tournament organizer based in India catering to gamers across Asia, has officially announced the initial lineup of invited Counter-Strike 2 teams set to compete in the highly anticipated Skyesports Masters 2024, as the company eyes global expansion. Scheduled to unfold offline in India from April 8 to 14, this thrilling event promises a week-long spectacle of intense Counter-Strike action, as eight formidable teams lock horns to become the ultimate masters and for a share of the staggering $350,000 prize pool.

Among the distinguished participants revealed in this first wave of invitations are some of the most renowned names in Counter-Strike esports:

  • Team Liquid

  • Ninjas In Pyjamas

  • ENCE

  • BIG

Team Liquid and Ninjas In Pyjamas are two of the most notable names in Counter-Strike esports, with the latter being a Major winning organization. Furthermore, ENCE is a world-famous team from Poland, headlined by the 4-time Major winning player, Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander. Last but not the least, Germany’s BIG will also be competing in the Skyesports Masters with a stellar lineup.

The four teams will be joined by two more invited teams and the champion of the Europe Qualifiers. Finally, the champion of the India Qualifier will also compete in the Skyesports Masters 2024, providing the home fans with a local team to rally behind. The details for the Europe and India Qualifiers will be revealed at a later date. With the final eight teams, fans are set to be treated with intense Counter-Strike esports action as the world’s best lock horns for the title. Stay tuned to Skyesports’ Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook handles for more information.

With notable teams participating, a $350,000 prize pool, and a seven-day LAN event, the Skyesports Masters is set to feature nail-biting Counter-Strike esports action for fans. The eight teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket to determine the champion.

The Skyesports Masters is a part of Skyesports’ 2024 roadmap for Counter-Strike 2, which includes a total prize pool of $1 million across six international tournaments, as Skyesports solidifies its presence in the global esports roadmap for the FPS. The first of these is the Skyesports Grand Slam 2024, set to take place in Pune, India from March 14 to 16 with four teams – one from India, one from Australia, and two invited international teams – locking horns for a chunk of the $50,000 prize pool.

 Besides the Skyesports Grand Slam and the Skyesports Masters, Skyesports will be bringing the Championship 6.0, Skyesports Souvenir Colombo, Skyesports Global Tour in Thailand, and the India vs Pakistan Series in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Skyesports Masters was launched in 2023 with an impressive $240,000 prize pool. In its first year, eight esports organizations competed across a month-long regular season leading into the Playoffs in Bangalore, India for the title. Now, the premium IP is being expanded in 2024 with a bigger prize pool and international teams.

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